For, as was pointed out to the licensing committee, there was no evidence of any trouble caused by drinks promotions at his premises. Indeed, he has only ever had one drinks promotion, anyway. So, as Trading Standards couldn’t refute his claims, it would be unfair to penalise him based solely on generic disorderliness in the town centre. And the committee agreed.
Sadly he is (so far) the only licensee to step forward and challenge the council’s bullyboy tactics. Hopefully, now that their legally dubious and morally corrupt campaign has suffered a blow, others will follow suit